Meet Delia Quib, a lovely 16-year-old born with a cleft lip and palate.
When Delia was 2, she received a surgical procedure to correct her lip but unfortunately it became infected and the team left with no provision for follow up care. Because of her appearance and speech difficulty, she was ridiculed at school and quickly dropped out.
When she heard that a Partner for Surgery medical mission was coming to her community, Delia decided to attend.
We have scheduled her for lip and palate surgery and, unlike the team 14 years ago, Partner for Surgery will provide the follow up care to assure her surgery is a success and our health promoters will help with needed speech therapy.